In a few weeks time (June) this was
a sight I looked forward to…
as it meant an income for future years.
Some years, though, it was heart breaking
especially if the weather was nasty…cold
and wet…lambs often died before they stood up.
This was also part of my farming life until the 1983 drought.
After that year it was decreed that sheep had bellies
which were much easier to fill than cattle,
especially in a drought year.
Sheep also did less damage to fences
than hungry, or not hungry, cattle did.